How to survive mother’s day with Infertility Surviving mother's day can be tough with infertility here's some hopefully helpful advice.

As mother’s day nears, it brings up many mixed emotions for me. Every year since I was a teenager, I’d attend church services and they’d have the young men, or young women hand out gifts to the mother’s on Mother’s day. I always thought someday that would be me. Even at 14, I knew my mission in life was to be a mommy, I longed for it, thirsted for it. When I got married in 2005 at 24 years old, I...

#IHADAMISCARRIAGE The Nightmare that We All Share If you're struggling after a miscarriage, you're not alone.

I had a Miscarriage

We’ve had two miscarriages on our journey to get our first baby. We’re still on that journey unfortunately. The latest was on March 3rd. We’re trying some new things and are hopeful, but that doesn’t make it hurt any less. Here’s a short video that says so much…. I think the hardest for me is being surrounded by young couples at church and having new baby blessings weekly. Another’s baby’s blessing is a curse on those of us yet to...

Our TTC Journey

I met my husband online in a Mormon Dating site back in 2005. He was moving to Arizona from Ohio to increase his chances of getting hitched. I was the first woman he met, and the last he dated. We were married 2 months after he got to Arizona. I’ve wanted to be a mommy my entire life, it’s the driving force behind everything I do. Needless to say we have never used contraceptives (unless advised by my fertility doctor...

Pregnancy is no laughing matter – Think before you become an April Fool Life is hard as a women with infertility and unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss. Please be considerate.

Life is hard as a women with infertility and unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss. Now I don’t say this to get pity just to open some peoples eyes, and encourage you to think and be considerate before you make fun and jokes out of pregnancy. Whether you’re announcing your preganancy as an April fool’s joke, or if you’re posting fake pee-sticks on Facebook or Twitter, it’s hurtful and down-right mean to those who’ve struggled for years to get pregnant. I try my...

6-year-old girl forced to leave Foster Home Because She’s 1.5 percent Choctaw Girl uprooted from loving family intent on adopting her, and instead has an uncertain future.

I support Native Americans as much as anyone. I believe they got a major raw deal from us “White folk”, and honestly we haven’t done enough to even touch on the atrocities our forebears have done. Yet, as a former foster mom, I can tell you taking a child away from a loving family and “stability” is not the right thing to do. The 1978 Indian child Welfare  Act was a law passed to keep Native American Families together, but is...

Hey Fellow Mormons: Sex Is Not Just for Making Babies Many LDS couples wrongly believe that sex in married life is only for procreation, which is contrary to church doctrine.

Sex in a Mormon Marriage

Recently I was talking with a group of women from my church, many of those in the room were dealing with fertility issues. One thing that I noticed was every woman in the room but myself and one other hadn’t had sex in years except during fertility treatments as ordered by their fertility doctor. Many seemed to actually not enjoy it, or felt it was wrong to have sex unless working on “baby making”. Some women had husbands who didn’t have...

Comforting After a Misscarriage Can Be Tough, These Pregnancy Loss Cards Can Help Don't have a clue what to say to a loved one after experiencing a miscarriage? Dr. Jessica Zucker has a solution.

As someone who’s experienced repeat pregnancy losses. I can attest that it’s a hard subject to broach, or attempt to comfort someone. Especially if you’ve never experienced it first hand. My husband has a hard time consoling me or even talking about it with me, so I often feel alone about it, and just try to cope. There is a new line of empathy cards that may at least help you to relate and share your condolences. These pregnancy loss...

Looks like the Fourth Time is Not a Charm Either… After 7 weeks we had another miscarriage unfortunately... still hoping for our first.

The past 12 months have been rough for our little family. Twice we made it past 5 weeks, this time I was into my 7th week, when I went to do my ultrasound and there was no baby. My HCG levels were still really high, and honestly I thought everything was okay. Hubby, and I have been married going on 11 years now, and still our only babies are our Ornery Dachshund / Beagle mix, our super-hyper Yorkie, a lazy...

30 Fun Activities for a Sick Day

Got a sick kid? While they aren’t napping or eating they gotta do something. I remember when I was sick just watching television, and vegging out. If you’d rather they learn, or be more productive here are some great things to do. Build Legos. Bake some cookies. Take a bubble bath. Read a book. Color in a coloring book, or on a piece of paper. Draw or paint a picture. Have an indoor picnic. Play a board game. Work on...